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Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecake Bars

Servings 16
Author Shannah @ Just Us Four

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup animal crackers crushed into crumbs
  • 9 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9 square dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place strawberries in a small bowl and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp sugar. Let sit while preparing other ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine animal crackers and melted butter. Stir well to ensure all the animal cracker crumbs are coated. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  4. Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at the time, and mix well. Add sour cream, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix well. Pour over prepared crust.
  5. Blend strawberries until smooth. Drop dollops of strawberry mixture on cream cheese mixture. using a knife, swirl the strawberries .
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes or until set. Let cool. Refrigerate until ready to eat.